There’s quite a lot going on with the first third. The most prominent notes are as expected of a good corojo based Illusione cigar. That is, lots of cream, buttered bread, well balanced black pepper spice and nuts. What’s unique is the full tannins. Tannins that engulf the palate, especially on the sides of the tongue (think big Cabernet Sauvignon). Retrohaling gives bigger notes of buttered bread, cream, black pepper, nuts, floral perfume and dried fruits (apricots perhaps). The finish is very long with full tannins and cedar. Strength and body is medium.